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Author Name:Someone Else
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Hold Name:Ordvan
Theme:Alternative Smitemastery
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Number of Levels:3
Number of Rooms:29
Number of Monsters:282
Version:DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder (4.0)
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Hold Karma:13 (+13 / -0)
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In a similar vein to my Kolby holds, meet Ordvan, a squeamish smitemaster!
04-18-2014 at 03:44 PM
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This is a nice concept hold dealing with the rather significant complications involved in finding oneself pointing the other way after killing an enemy. It starts reasonably manageable, and develops from there with some neat exploration of the idea - how *does* one deal with a group of aumtlich without reliable sword protection, anyway?. Rooms that would be trivial (or occasionally impossible) for Beethro become quite a challenge for Ordvan, and are puzzles in advance planning and manipulating groups of monsters appropriately.

Definitely worth trying out, and quite a change from the standard DROD puzzles!

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04-21-2014 at 12:56 AM
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Instead of a custom monster, we have a custom player character, with strategies that need to adjust for the situation. Quite fun!

Should Third Level: 2N be marked scorable or no?

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04-21-2014 at 07:35 AM
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04-21-2014 at 12:59 PM
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Is it just me, or when you continue a previously started game, the player won't be anymore affected by the scripting and the whole concept fades away? Because this is just what happened to me. :no

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04-21-2014 at 08:25 PM
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That shouldn't be happening... I haven't had any troubles with that or with restoring.
04-21-2014 at 10:13 PM
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Someone Else wrote:
That shouldn't be happening... I haven't had any troubles with that or with restoring.

I don't really know, but that keeps happening to me. Anytime I continue a previous game, the player just turns into a regular Beethro.

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04-22-2014 at 06:21 AM
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Neather2 wrote:
Someone Else wrote:
That shouldn't be happening... I haven't had any troubles with that or with restoring.

I don't really know, but that keeps happening to me. Anytime I continue a previous game, the player just turns into a regular Beethro.
What version of the engine are you using?

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04-22-2014 at 02:51 PM
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mrimer wrote:
Neather2 wrote:
Someone Else wrote:
That shouldn't be happening... I haven't had any troubles with that or with restoring.

I don't really know, but that keeps happening to me. Anytime I continue a previous game, the player just turns into a regular Beethro.
What version of the engine are you using?

4.0.0.108

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04-22-2014 at 02:58 PM
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I'd suggest upgrading to 4.0.2 and trying again.

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04-22-2014 at 03:00 PM
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mrimer wrote:
I'd suggest upgrading to 4.0.2 and trying again.

I've just upgraded to 4.0.3.113 (the latest) and nothing changed.

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04-22-2014 at 03:07 PM
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Upgrading and trying a possibly already bugged save isn't sufficient. Start a new game and make new saves for the hold and see if the problem persists.
04-22-2014 at 03:46 PM
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Yes, it does work properly now. Thanks.

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04-22-2014 at 04:14 PM
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I liked having a new scripted game mechanic (player reversing direction after striking monsters).

Although the hold is fun overall, I felt like there were several places where I just had to try every combination of moves to see what finally succeeded (like level 2 aumtlich room).
05-07-2014 at 06:43 PM
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